Month: December 2018

Homesteading

December 6, 2018

The best laid plans of mice and men. . . We got a new kink in the plan of milking the cow, our Brown Swiss bull jumped the fence and joined the cow.  She must be in heat.  Since he is being very protective of her, I think I should just stay out of his […]

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Homesteading

December 5, 2018

Learning something new always comes with questions and frustrations when you are feeling unsuccessful.  Here is a post I made today on Botanical Bovines Facebook group:OMG, I am feeling so unsuccessful. So today is only the third day I have tried milking. My milking stanchion needs reconfigured, so I haven’t been using it. So I […]

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Homesteading

December 4, 2018

Another day in the milking adventure.   Well, last night I was able to get Brownie (the calf) in the correct stall by putting Sage in the milking stall, and basically running the calf around the barn enough times unitl he got tired and just gave in.  LOL.  I had the stall gate open and it […]

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Homesteading

December 3, 2018

Adventures in milking.  We just got our Jersey cow, Sage and her calf (we named him Brownie) on 12/1/2018 and this is the first time we have had any dairy animal.  The first night, we put the two in a stall with some grain and water and let them out in the morning, as we […]

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Homesteading

December 1, 2018

We are so excited (and a bit overwhelmed) that we finally bit the bullet and got our first dairy cow for milking!  Thanks so much to Tucker ( and his kids) at Lilly Den Farm for helping to make this happen, helping to add to our education and make sure we had what we needed! Welcome […]

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